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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Stay safe and watch for

 Halloween candy for the kids...wrapped in crepe paper, and added googly eyes...all supplies from the Dollar Store! 

 Getting ready for the party.....

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Homemade Pink Applesauce

The key to pink applesauce is in the skins...The redder the skin, the pinker the applesauce.I never peel my apples, it seems such a waste of great vitamins, and COLOR!

I use my vintage Osterizer blender that is comparable to a Vitamix, but a fraction of the cost. Mine was 8 bucks at the thrift shop, and you can still get replacement new blades. Trust me this thing will grind up a broom handle if you so want it

Apples, cored and quartered (skins on) enough to fill your kettle , or about 5 lbs.
Enough water to just cover your apples, I used 7 cups of water for 5 lbs of apples
You may add sugar to taste, I do not .
2 tsp. Sea Salt {I use Pink Himalayan variety}
1 Tablespoon orange zest {optional} 

I brought the apples and water to a boil in a large stock pot. I reduced the heat to medium and let the apples cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a ladle, I scooped the apples into the blender. You can use any setting you like, I pureed mine because the baby will be eating it. That is it EASY PEASY! 

Now you can serve it the way it is , refrigerate in a airtight container for up to a week, can it, or freeze it !